UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (4097)

From the quaint Cotswolds to the tranquil Lake District, we have thousands of rural retreats around the UK that will give you the perfect peaceful break.


Choose a charming holiday cottage in Cornwall, Devon or on the Isle of Wight, or find an exquisitely converted farmhouse in the Peak District or the Lakes. Snowdonia National Park and the Scottish Highlands both provide mesmerising backdrops for your stay.


Some of our UK rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St. Davids

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely few days” We had a lovely stay in your house at St Davids. It's a beautiful part of the world and lots to see and do - the house was great too. Very well equipped and positioned. Lots of activities on your doorstop - good recommendations of pub  …see more

from £53 / night

£368 - £995 / week

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from £53 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Wotton-under-Edge

Wotton-under-Edge / Huntingford, Gloucestershire

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent cottage in peaceful surroundings” Beautifully presented cottage, with everything we could need. Lovely shared garden which was great for the children. We used the cottage as a base for visiting family and friends and would happily stay again  …see more

from £64 / night

£365 - £530 / week

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from £64 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in West Wittering

West Sussex / West Wittering

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £179 / night

£1250 - £2820 / week

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from £179 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Ullapool

Scottish Highlands / Ullapool

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Property in Beautiful location.” The Yellow House is a stunning property in a stunning location. The house is very large with loads of natural light. It is on a quiet street near Loch Broom with stunning views all around. The house had every  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Hunmanby Gap

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £51 / night

£360 - £500 / week

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from £51 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Cadgwith

Cadgwith / Ruan Major

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wellspring Cottage is very comfortable and great value.” We very much enjoyed our stay at this comfortable, welcoming and beautifully located cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the cream tea provided on arrival was delicious. Nea  …see more

from £60 / night

£225 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dunkeld

Perth and Kinross / Dunkeld

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic weekend!” We stayed here in mid January when the weather was very wintry however Colin and Tiffy did everything they could to help us out. This is a fantastic self catering cottage with everything you need to make you feel welcome. The qual  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Presteigne holiday home rental

Powys / Presteigne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A wonderful stay” We stayed for 2 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The cottage was beautiful, cosy and welcoming. The flagstone floors, inglenook fireplace, beams and rug covered wooden floor boards made us feel as if we were stepping ba  …see more

from £49 / night

£200 - £690 / week

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from £49 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Wotton-under-Edge

Cotswolds / Wotton-under-Edge

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 84 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £215 / night

£900 / week

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from £215 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Aldeburgh holiday studio let

Suffolk / Aldeburgh

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£550 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Halse holiday farmhouse rental

Taunton / Halse

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £220 / night

£1500 / week

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from £220 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Malmesbury

Cotswolds / Malmesbury

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Unique, comfortable and superbly furnished house” We were given a very warm welcome by the owners manager who explained everything we needed to know including the parking arrangements which, for long term, is a 10 minute walk away. This was no problem  …see more

from £450 / night

£3150 / week

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from £450 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Gardenstown holiday cottage let

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely location, very comfortable and would go back again.” Made to feel very welcome, very steep descent to the cottage had to drive my elderley fathers car up for him when he wanted to go out. Beautiful walks along the beach to hill top walks. Bea  …see more

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(45) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Nercwys

Mold / Nercwys

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“This is an excellent, luxurious self catering property” I can honestly say that this is the nicest, most luxurious and cleanest holiday property I have ever stayed in, in Britain (and I have been to lots). The photos of the outside do not do it justic  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1960 / week

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from £160 / night

(194) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Swansea County / Swansea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very nice but.....” Nice property, but comfortable seating in short supply. Felt a little bit aggrieved to find 2 of the bedrooms locked as we like to spread ourselves out when we are away. I realise some people may take liberties ie. inviting othe  …see more

from £116 / night

£580 - £1035 / week

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from £116 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Pewsey

Wiltshire / Pewsey

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely,clean, very compleet, cosy house in a beautiful part of the UK.” I certainly would recommend this place to friends and family. There is even free WiFi. The houses are very well equiped..  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £729 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Chagford

Dartmoor National Park / Chagford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£380 - £950 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Winster

Peak District National Park / Winster

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” The cutest house in a perfect little village. Hiking trails just around the corner and close to Matlock Bath, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. I explored the area by myself and couldn't be more pleased. The owner was very nice and helpful. She  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Sittingbourne holiday cottage rental

Kent / Sittingbourne

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£350 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Keswick holiday home accommodation

Lake District / Keswick

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £165 / night

£1275 - £2975 / week

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from £165 / night

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Primrose Valley with shared pool, golf nearby

Filey / Primrose Valley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

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Woolacombe holiday home rental

Devon / Woolacombe

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£456 - £2011 / week

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from £66 / night

(5) Excellent 

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St Margaret's at Cliffe holiday bungalow rental

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£200 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llangwm

Haverfordwest / Llangwm

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Pembrokeshire at it's best” The cottage was everything we could have hoped for and we were able to unwind and relax straight away. It was so peaceful with beautiful sweeping views across the fields, the rope swing in the garden was great and was used  …see more

from £110 / night

£430 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Jedburgh

Borders / Jedburgh

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£320 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belton-in-Rutland

Rutland / Belton-in-Rutland

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect weekend away for four grown ups and a toddler!” We stayed at the cottage for a university reunion; four thirty something ladies and one toddler! The cottage was just as described and had every amenity that we could have asked for. The accommod  …see more

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(36) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Eastoke

Hayling Island / Eastoke

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent house with fabulous views” We stayed for 2 nights at end of February and the house has everything you need, was very clean and decorated to a high standard. It's close to the beach and backs on the nature reserve and a 5 min drive to shops a  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Borth-y-Gest

Gwynedd / Borth-y-Gest

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“What a wonderful Christmas family holiday!” When I found Tegfryn online it looked lovely, but it exceeded our expectations. 8 members of my family wanted to get together for Christmas and we really found a wonderful place to stay! The house is large  …see more

from £90 / night

£480 - £1590 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Battle holiday cottage rental

East Sussex / Battle

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £521 / night

£695 / week

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from £521 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St. Davids

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy, lovely, charming cottage.” We were looking for a quite little bolt hole from which to explore a part of Wales that we'd never been to before. Emery Cottage was ideal. It appears tiny from the outside but there was easily enough space for the two  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £75 / night

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Bungalow rental in Cupar with golf nearby

Fife / Cupar

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £99 / night

£599 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Pickering

Pickering / Allerston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Fochabers

Moray / Fochabers

6 12 4 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £260 / night

£1820 / week

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from £260 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bradworthy with tennis court

Devon / Bradworthy

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfection - Hard to match” 14 adults, 5 children and 3 dogs rented all properties for a long weekend to celebrate a 70th. birthday - not an easy number to accommodate. However there was not one grumble and Lesley and Pete are the perfect hosts - noth  …see more

from £230 / night

£1375 - £2560 / week

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from £230 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Alnmouth

Alnwick / Alnmouth

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Room with a View” The Summerhouse offers a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside. It is in fact just one room but the clever use of space makes it a fun experience. Looking out of the window is a delight, we saw hares, partridge, swallows an  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £535 / week

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from £49 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Pewsey holiday log cabin rental

Wiltshire / Pewsey

8 19 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Spacious well designed lodges in a lovely tranquil setting,” We were a family party of 16 who had rented these lodges to celebrate a 30th birthday. It could hardly have worked out better. The large lodges and their verandas were big enough to house us  …see more

from £528 / night

£2805 / week

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from £528 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in York

North Yorkshire / York

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Lodge rental in Llangollen

Denbighshire / Llangollen

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £105 / night

£700 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday cottage in Looe

Cornwall / Looe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£260 - £940 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday home in East Wittering

West Sussex / East Wittering

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£695 - £1315 / week

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from £100 / night

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